Privacy & Cookie Policy

Privacy – how we use your information

This privacy notice tells you what to expect when this website collects personal information. It applies to information we collect about visitors to our website and those making contact with us, via our website.

Visitors to our website
When someone visits this website we collect standard Internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. We collect this information in a way that does not identify anyone.

Please be assured:

i) We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.

ii) We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source.

iii) If we do wish to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this and invite you to ‘opt in’ as required by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it. This might be a newsletter opt in, for example.

Contacting us via our website
If you contact us via our website, we will keep your details in order to respond to you or to continue any discussion you have invited. We will not store your data to any other database, other than to keep a record of the conversation for the purposes of recall if required, or to respond or follow-up on your enquiry.

If you do wish to review any details we hold due to such correspondence, please contact;

Links to other websites
This privacy notice does not cover the links within this site linking to other websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit.

Changes to this privacy notice
We keep our privacy notice under regular review. This privacy notice was last updated on 26th May 2018.

How to contact us
Please use the ‘Contact Us’ navigation button – or click here.

Use of cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

The table below explains the cookies we use and why.




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Google Analytics


These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

Click here for an overview of privacy at Google

Site cookie acceptance


This cookie is used to record if a user has accepted the use of cookies on the ICO website.

Content Management System cookie


This cookie is set by our content management system on a small number of browsers, upon arrival to the site. It is not used by the ICO for any purpose. This cookie is deleted when a user closes their browser.

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit

YouTube cookies
We embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode. To find out more please visit YouTube’s embedding videos information page.

Search engine
The search engine on our website is designed to be as powerful and easy to use as the popular search engine Google. The search is made possible by a piece of hardware (a search ‘appliance’) supplied by Google that is plugged into our server and continuously indexes the content on our site. All search requests are handled by the appliance and the information is not passed on to any third party, including Google.